The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry was created in 1965 and has grown to include seven faculty members who are experienced in the treatment of many psychiatric disorders that can affect young people. We partner with several mental health agencies to provide child and adolescent psychiatry services throughout the community.
Conditions we treat, but are not limited to:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD may cause your child to be inattentive, impulsive and perform below his/her intellectual level in school. If left untreated, ADHD can result in academic failure, disrupt family relationships, and may increase the likelihood of depression and conduct problems. Psychiatric assessment and treatment are keys to helping children and teens become healthy and successful adults. We employ a combination of medication and behavioral interventions and specialize in explaining to you how they affect your child.
If your child or teen is sad or irritable much of the time, this could be more than just the normal “blues”. Our clinicians employ a combined treatment package of medication and psychotherapy approaches tailored specifically to assist your child or teen and his/her family with managing emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
Does your child or teen go into unexplained rages or anger outbursts? Does he/she have excessive energy or use very poor judgment? Does he/she have ADHD that has not responded to the usual medication? Your child might have bipolar disorder. Our physicians are highly experienced in diagnosing and treating this disorder.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
If your child has been diagnosed with autism or Asperger’s disorder, our psychiatrists are specialists in using medication to treat some of the more serious problems that many children and adolescents with these disorders have, such as severe hyperactivity, self-injurious behavior, obsessive behavior and/or mood swings.
Learning disorders (LD)
By special arrangement, we can provide in-depth psychological testing for learning disorders such as dyslexia.
Make an appointment
Please call 210-450-6440 to request an appointment with our team, or to make a referral to a physician.